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From Otis Gospodnetic <otis_gospodne...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: distributed search engine
Date Mon, 31 Mar 2003 23:07:51 GMT
Certainly doable.
Yes, indices can be merged.  I think I described that in the second
Lucene article on Onjava.com.  The method name is something like
addDirectories(String[])....or something similar.

Otis

--- Michael Wechner <michael.wechner@wyona.org> wrote:
> Hi
> 
> A friend of mine pointed me to the idea of building a distributed
> search 
> engine (similar to SETI@home), where the crawling or for instance the
> 
> real time indexing of weblogs (http://www.weblogs.com) and the
> searching
> could be distributed on various machines provided by "volunteers".
> 
> To start the thinking very pragmatically: Is it possible to merge 
> different Lucene indices?
> 
> Btw, I have found these projects, which sound very similar, but seem
> to 
> be a bit outdated:
> 
> http://www.hyperbee.com
> 
> http://harvest.sourceforge.net/harvest/doc/index.html
> 
> Thanks
> 
> Michael
> 
> 
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